Accession Number : AD0495251
Title : The Lift of Particular Surface-piercing Hydrofoils of Small Aspect Ratio.
Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,
Corporate Author : HYDROFOIL CORP ANNAPOLIS MD
Personal Author(s) : Vavra, M. H.
Report Date : 31 MAR 1951
Pagination or Media Count : 17
Abstract : Approximative relations are established that permit determination of the forces produced by cantilevered surface-piercing hydrofoils with small aspect ratios. Unfortunately, no prediction is possible as to the maximum angle of attack before stalling occurs. Moreover, the drag/lift ratios of such hydrofoils are not known.
Descriptors : (*HYDROFOIL CRAFT, LIFT), ASPECT RATIO, BUOYANCY, SHIP HULLS, HYDROFOILS, FLUID DYNAMICS, STALLING, ANGLE OF ATTACK, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, HYDRODYNAMICS, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS.
Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE